Prairie Trail Scenic Byway

History & Heritage

This byway is wholly immersed in history. The community of Lindsborg, the Swedish Capital of Kansas, has a rich history dating back to the original settlers from Sweden, which can be found at the Lindsborg Old Mill & Swedish Heritage Museum. You can also enjoy the iconic McPherson Museum & Arts Foundation and McPherson Opera House. Also in the area is the city of Ellsworth, an old town of the wild west that was once called “The wickedest Castletown in Kansas.” 

Interested in rock formations that are over 100 million years old? Check out Mushroom Rock State Park near Marquette.

Kansas Byways

Route 66

Kansas' Historic Route 66 Byway offers opportunities for visitors to enjoy a variety of experiences to "get their own kicks…

Post Rock

Over the Smoky Hills of weathered bedrock, the Post Rock Scenic Byway winds through fields, pastures and prairie.

Native Stone

Discover the natural beauty of the panoramic Native Stone Scenic Byway.

Smoky Valley

Named for their hazy, blue appearance at sunrise and sunset, the Smoky Hills divide the more easterly mixed-grass prairie from the…

Frontier Military

Travel through time, visiting multiple forts along the Frontier Military Historic Byway.  Originally built to move soldiers and…

Prairie Trail

When you travel the Prairie Trail Scenic Byway, you follow in the steps of Native Americans, explorers and pioneers as they sought food…

Flint Hills

The Flint Hills National Scenic Byway offers incredible views of the native grasses and flowers of the tallgrass prairie - one of the last…

Gypsum Hills

Ancient floodplains, buttes, canyons, mesas and sinkholes are rare on the Great Plains. Yet, nestled in the Kansas grasslands is the Gypsum…

Glacial Hills

The Glacial Hills Scenic Byway gets its name from the rolling hills and rock-strewn valleys carved by ancient glaciers. 

Western Vistas

Visit a rugged landscape on the culturally and visually fascinating route known as the Western Vistas Historic Byway. 

Wetlands & Wildlife

Along the byway, you'll encounter landscapes and communities shaped by the powerful forces of motion and change. You're entering a…

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